Wednesday, June 20th, 2018

CBP Apologizes for SRK Detention

"In reel life (read his blockbuster movie, My Name Is Khan), Shah Rukh Khan succeeds in convincing the 'US
President-elect Barack Obama' that he's not a terrorist. But in real
life, the picture isn't as rosy for the Bollywood superstar.  Shah Rukh, on his way to deliver a lecture at Yale University, was
detained by immigration officials for nearly two hours on Thursday after
landing in a private plane the White Plains Airport, 53 km from
Manhattan. He was given the immigration clearance only after the
intervention of the Indian Consulate General.  Immediately after the detention drama
got over, the US customs and border protection authorities offered a
letter expressing "profound apology" over the entire issue. External
Affairs Minister S. M. Krishna asked Indian ambassador the US, Nirupama
Rao, to take up the matter with the highest US authorities. "This
detention and then apology has become a habit with them